edema

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noun ede·ma \i-ˈdē-mə\

Definition of edema

  1. 1 :  an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity —called also dropsy

  2. 2a :  watery swelling of plant organs or partsb :  any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings

edematous

play \i-ˈde-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of edema

New Latin, from Greek oidēma swelling, from oidein to swell; akin to Armenian aytnu- swell, Old English ātor poison


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

edema

noun ede·ma
variants: or chiefly British

oedema

\i-ˈdē-mə\play

Medical Definition of edema

plural

edemas

also

edemata

\-mət-ə\
  1. :  an abnormal excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity—called also dropsy



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